After a complaint submitted by consumers, the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has forced Sega of Europe to add a small disclaimer to their Aliens: Colonial Marines website and trailers, explaining that the trailer footage shown in all the videos uses the in-game engine, and represents a work in progress. You can read the full response from ASA bellow.
According to Bloody-Disgusting, Twentieth Century Fox is allegedly having some trouble to find a way to continue the story of Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus 2 and are taking pitches from any writers. Additionally, Badassdigest reports:
“Fox has been taking many, many meetings with screenwriters (…) screenwriters have been pretty much bringing in their own pitches, not working within an established frame.”
It has been known for a while that Prometheus writer, Damon Lindelof, won’t be working on the sequel. Most recently John Spaihts has also confirmed that he won’t be taking part on Ridley Scotts’s upcoming film. Both writers have stated in the past that there was some talk about what subsequent movies would potentially bring if Prometheus was to receive a sequel.
Damon Lindelof’s comment on these reports can be found here.
Thanks to Gazz for the news.
We are giving away four download codes for the iOS version of Alien vs. Predator: Evolution! The game, developed by Angry Mob Games in collaboration with Fox Digital Entertainment, is currently available on the Apple Store and Google Play. You can read our thoughts on this new Alien vs. Predator mobile title here.
How it works: Listed below you will find the four simple steps that you need to follow.
- You can play as both, Alien and Predator, in Alien vs. Predator: Evolution. True or false?
- Neither facehuggers or chestbursters are playable characters in this game. True or false?
Let us know in the comments section if you have any questions and good luck! Special thanks to 47 and Fox Digital Entertainment for providing us with the codes.
Update: And the winners are: alanwu1233, The_Raven, Galli and Engineer! Congratulations to them and thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway. The correct answers to the quiz were true and false respectively.
Gearbox Software has very briefly mentioned Aliens: Colonial Marines during their panel at PAX East 2013 this weekend. You can listen to what the developers had to say about the controversial game below. A brief summary of this part of the panel can be found after the cut.
The patch notes for the third Aliens: Colonial Marines console patch have been published today by Gearbox Software. As previously stated by the company, this new update includes most of the changes from the recent PC patch except for the visual improvements.
The new patch is expected to arrive tomorrow morning (March 20) on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Full notes can be found after the cut.
The new multiplayer DLC for Aliens: Colonial Marines, entitled Bug Hunt, is available today on PC, PlayStation 3* and Xbox 360 for $14.99/£9.99/14,99€. Some gameplay footage of the new mode can be found below.
“Bug Hunt is an objective based horde mode where accuracy and teamwork are key as you battle to survive 30 waves of increasingly challenging xenos and enemy Weyland-Yutani soldiers. Fight the fear across 3 brand-new maps: Broadside, Mercenary and Tribute. Spend money earned from killing xenos and enemy soldiers on extra guns, ammo and health as well as opening up access to new areas of the map and suppressing enemy waves by capturing beacon points.”
*According to Gearbox Software, the DLC should arrive to the European PSN on Wednesday, March 20.
The patch notes for the previously announced PC patch for Aliens: Colonial Marines have been published today by Gearbox Software. Most notably this patch includes improved quality textures which bring up the size of the update to 3.5 GB.
Additional changes include “tweaked enemy and friendly AI to be more aggressive and responsive” and the addition of the film grain effect.
The patch should be available on Steam today (March 18, 2013) at approximately 3PM CT. The full changelog can be found after the cut.
Curious to see more comparison screenshots? Do you notice a major improvement while playing the game after the update or does it seem the same to you? Make sure to voice your opinion and let us know on the forums.
Angry Mob Games has released a new update for the recently released mobile game, Alien vs. Predator: Evolution (iOS & Android). This update attempts to fix many of the problems and gameplay issues pointed out by fans that were present in the previous version. You can find the full patch notes bellow:
Thanks to Mr. Runner for the news.
Gearbox Software has released new details today about the upcoming PC patch for their videogame Aliens: Colonial Marines. According to a public representative:
“The PC update is currently in the final stages of testing and expected to roll out within the next week.
This update contains the changes that were in the recent update for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, along with some additional changes that will be part of future updates for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This update also includes several PC-specific changes, notably: improved texture resolution, various visual improvements, the addition of a mouse smoothing option, and some fixes for PC-only crashes.
As this update is rather large, those players with limited or bandwidth-capped access may want modify their auto-update settings by right-clicking Aliens: Colonial Marines in their Steam Library, choosing Properties and selecting the Updates tab.”
NECA has announced today that a series of special Aliens 2-Packs will be arriving to stores in the coming months. Three different ALIEN 2 packs will be released this year, the newest one being the “Genocide” Aliens 2-Pack which was inspired by the ’90s Dark Horse comic book series. The other Aliens 2-Pack include Hicks vs Warrior and Hudson vs Warrior. Further information about NECA’s upcoming Alien releases for this year can be found after the cut.